My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord

"My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord" is an arrangement of a traditional African American song. Price's arrangement was made famous by the contralto Marian Anderson.

The arrangement is included in the volume Art Songs and Spirituals by African-American Women Composers, published by Hildegard Publishing Company and edited by Vivian Taylor.

Date: 1937Composer: Florence PriceText: Traditional

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My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord
Traditional

In the Lord, in the Lord,
My soul’s been anchored in the Lord.
Before I’d stay in hell one day,
My soul’s been anchored in the Lord;
I’d sing and pray myself away,
My soul’s been anchored in the Lord.
I’m going to pray and never stop,
My soul’s been anchored in the Lord;
Until I’ve reached the mountain top,
My soul’s been anchored in the Lord.

Sheet Music

Art Songs and Spirituals by African-American Women Composers

Composer(s): Margaret Bonds, Betty Jackson King, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Undine Smith Moore, Julia Perry, Zenobia Powell Perry, Florence Price

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Art Songs and Spirituals by African-American Women Composers (CVR)

Composer(s): Margaret Bonds, Betty Jackson King, Undine Smith Moore, Julia Perry, Florence Price

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